Taught by her mother that her faith was “personal and private,” she said being a Muslim is only a part of her identity.
Otherwise, she leads the life of a typical American woman. She goes to the gym, has a regular job and tutors English as a Second Language.
“This year, it’s going to be about honoring the people who died,” Scorzoni said. “It’s about honoring the people who lost limbs and hearing and were in comas, and it’s going to be emotional on a lot of levels for people. And it’s bigger than myself. It’s letting go of your own ego.”
To learn more information about Scorzoni’s run, go the Crowdwise website, http://www.crowdrise.com/MGH2014BostonMarathon/fundraiser/leannescorzoni.
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